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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 11, 2013 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Removed From Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

Due to the risks associated with the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions, and the availability of safer and equally efficacious alternatives, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has approved the removal of Hespan from the formulary.

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Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2013 (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Learn About the Next Medical Mission to Guatemala on Oct. 20

A photo from the 2013 mission

Would you like to participate in a medical mission in Guatemala? A team of volunteers is planning to aid residents of the Central American country May 18-26, 2014.

Those interested in learning more about this opportunity are invited to an informational meeting Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. in ECC-C.

The annual mission is arranged by HELPS International, a nonprofit organization that supports volunteer work in Guatemala. People with both clinical and administrative experience are welcome, as are friends and family members.

This past spring, nearly 100 volunteers – the majority from Cedars-Sinai – took part in the mission. The team helped more than 1,000 patients.

For more information, please contact Olivia Marroquin at olivia.marroquin@cshs.org, Jim Laur at james.laur@cshs.org, or Babak Larian, MD, at larianb@yahoo.com.

Click here to read about the 2013 mission.